Happy Face® Yellow Potentilla

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Cheerful yellow blooms and loads of pollinators! The Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Happy Face® Yellow Potentilla, (Potentilla HAPPY FACE 'Lundy'), also known as Bush Cinquefoil, adds a beautiful bright yellow color to the landscape in borders or flower beds! Its cheerful yellow flowers are beautifully highlighted against the fine-textured, dark green foliage.

The cheerful sunny flowers bloom all summer for you with a natural neat growth habit that makes these shrubs one of the easiest plants to grow in your landscape! And talk about a butterfly magnet! Rich with nectar and pollen for all types of beneficial pollinators, you'll enjoy seeing the amount of wildlife these lovely blooms attract!

These highly ornamental shrubs are hardy, tidy, and carefree! It is also deer-resistant and drought-tolerant. Cold-hardy throughout the chilliest of USDA growing zones 2 to 7 and grows to a fluffy rounded 3-4 feet in height and width!

Planting and Application:

You'll love having Happy Face® Yellow Potentilla small shrubs to brighten up your landscape. The compact, mounding form and fine-textured foliage make it a perfect choice as a border, low hedges, edging, or accents throughout your garden! They make great fillers in mixed borders or places where you need some color. You'll adore the cheerful, pretty flowers. Even pots and planters are fantastic for these sunny blooms!

Potentilla is a perfect foundation plant for those hot sunny sides of the home. Use them liberally along your front walk or along the front of your house. They'll grow low and fluffy, calling pollinators to your garden in the sun! Your house will sparkle with these rich flowers that resemble living sunlight and their many visitors!

They work nicely in a Cottage garden, in the perennial garden, and as focal point plantings! The vibrant blooms produce sunny flowers from late spring right into the fall! It would be great to plant at the very start of a garden path. Plant on either side of special garden sculptures, around your mailbox, skirting a leggy shrub or tree. Wherever you put it, you'll draw the attention of the entire neighborhood!

  • Bright Sunny Yellow 5-Petalled Blooms
  • Fine-Textured Fluffy Foliage
  • Incredibly Cold-Hardy & Adaptable
  • Xeric & Fire-Wise & Pollinator Gardens!
  • Low-Growing Hedges, Borders, Accents & Pollinator Gardens

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Happy Face® should only be grown in full sunlight. It is adaptable to moist or dry locations, as long as they are well-drained and not particular to soil type or pH levels. This plant excels in urban conditions, seldom bothered by deer, pests, and disease. Happy Face® Yellow is an outstanding low-maintenance plant! A touch of fertilizer and some mulch around the plants will give your plants a great start to a colorful summer. For best results, prune about a third of the branches to the ground in late winter. It is best pruned in late winter to control its size and shape.

  • Full Sun
  • Highly Adaptable to any Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate to Low Moisture Needs Once Established
  • Prune Late Winter To Shape
  • Remarkably Easy to Grow & Adaptable

Cheerful yellow color until fall, wonderfully compact size, easy to grow, drought tolerant, and so beautifully versatile in the landscape, you'll wonder why you waited so long to order your own Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Happy Face® Yellow Potentilla! Now at NatureHills.com!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Happy Face® Yellow Potentilla Is Suited to Grow in Zones 2-7
Growing Zones 2-7
More Information
Brand Proven Winners ColorChoice
Botanical Name Potentilla HAPPY FACE 'Lundy'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate to Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter